Monday, February 13, 2012

Review: Saving June by Hannah Harrington

    'If she’d waited less than two weeks, she’d be June who died in June. But I guess my sister didn’t consider that.’ Harper Scott’s older sister has always been the perfect one so when June takes her own life a week before her high school graduation, sixteen-year-old Harper is devastated. Everyone’s sorry, but no one can explain why.
    When her divorcing parents decide to split her sister’s ashes into his-and-her urns, Harper takes matters into her own hands. She’ll steal the ashes and drive cross-country with her best friend, Laney, to the one place June always dreamed of going California.
     Enter Jake Tolan. He’s a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession and nothing in common with Harper’s sister. But Jake had a connection with June, and when he insists on joining them, Harper’s just desperate enough to let him. With his alternately charming and infuriating demeanour and his belief that music can see you through anything, he might be exactly what she needs.
     Except June wasn’t the only one hiding something. Jake’s keeping a secret that has the power to turn Harper’s life upside down again.

Glitter Text -     Saving June was so raw and wonderful. I can't fully explain it, but it, like, drowns you in beautiful things. Harper's sister has killed herself and left Harper behind to deal with her own feelings. harper is way bitter and tired of all the "I'm Sorries." Then at June's wake, she meets this boy with crazy hair and with her loyal friend Laney, they embark on a journey to truly save June.
    Harper's voice just spoke to me. She has hardcore and saw the world with no blinders. She was honest and stubborn and a really incredible character. Taking her sister's ashes was a brave action. It was the epitome of her personality.
    Jake was definitely my kind of boy. He knew his music and his candor and honestly is slightly awkward and really funny. His sweet moments with Harper helped her find herself and without him, the book wouldn't have been half as good. Everybody, go get saving June!

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